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Historical Museum of Crete

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Well made potted history

The small museum stands on the seafront and is over three floors Each room is well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Timothy B
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Lucerne, Switzerland
via mobile
A gem

To learn about the heart and soul of Heraklion, its rich history, and all the ups and downs that... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
pamilvisions
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Heraklion, Greece
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The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from early Christian times to the present day. It was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies, which had been established two years earlier. The...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 028 3219
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small museum stands on the seafront and is over three floors Each room is well laid out and often in a unique manner to the other rooms The first room gives an overview of the 300 to 1690 with a fantastic interactive map of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 4 February 2019

To learn about the heart and soul of Heraklion, its rich history, and all the ups and downs that make it the most populous city on the island, this museum is a must.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pamilvisions
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum. It costs 5€ to visit. The staff was nice And willing to answer questions. There were a lot of children on tours with what I assume are their teachers which was nice to see. There are some old pieces that when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank GregEatsAndSleeps
Reviewed 24 January 2019

This is not a huge museum but it is a very good one, beginning with an extensive and intensive history of Crete (which is complicated and important to know the outlines of in order to understand the exhibits). Every room is carefully planned, and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dsimberloff
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This museum chronicles Crete's more recent history, from the Roman period to the current time. Exhibits are arranged logically with good English text and it is easy to wind up through each floor to different periods and themes. There are various maps, models, artefacts, textiles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank swans11
Reviewed 15 November 2018

There are bigger and more famous attractions in Heraklion but if I doubt if there’s one that’s more welcoming. We were greeted at the door and received friendly and informative service throughout from collection attendants and cafe staff. The museum itself is well structured and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FMS551
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

They have a great job in this museum. In the winter time, the first Sunday of every month is free. I can recommend the cafe inside as well, with a great brunch at the weekends.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katherinaf2015
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here as a group of 9 with friends and children. On entrance staff were rude and not very open to the childrens enthusiasm to learn and understand the cretan culture. Staff were abrupt and not open to questions, children were expected to walk around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharlotteW1615
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The museum is well presented, and covers a huge historical range, giving a good overview of Cretan history. We found that it probably tries to cover too much, and that parts, such as the Second World War section, left us wanting more.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

You get a nicely arranged presentation of the history of Crete, which differs from the rest of Greece. All texts are also in English.

Date of experience: September 2018
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31sophies
4 August 2018|
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Response from EKIM_IMK | Property representative |
Historical Museum of Crete Opening hours Summer Opening Hours (April - October) Monday - Saturday: 09.00-17.00 Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
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darylandbrianna
3 February 2018|
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Response from EKIM_IMK | Property representative |
Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr Costas Mamalakis, our WWII and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. Best regards From the HMC Secretariat
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EssexPam
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Dear EssexPam, Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr. Costas Mamalakis, our WWII, and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. We hope to see you at the... More
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